May 18, 2024

California wildfires

Pacific Gas and Electric
PG&E Foresees Strong Growth from Electrification, Data Centers
California’s “leadership in electrification” will be a key driver of Pacific Gas and Electric’s expected customer growth over the next five years, CEO Patti Poppe said during an earnings call.
California Governor's Office
Proposed Calif. Budget Retains Climate, Energy Funding
In California, a predicted budget shortfall that grew $9 billion since January has not resulted in additional proposed cuts in climate and energy spending.
Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit
PG&E Can be Tried Again for Manslaughter
A judge said there is enough evidence to try PG&E on four manslaughter counts and other charges from the September 2020 Zogg Fire in Shasta County, Calif.
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PG&E Moves to Spin off Generation, Sell Minority Stake
PG&E asked the CPUC to approve a plan that would allow it to sell a stake in a new generation subsidiary, with proceeds to be used to fund capital investment.
Cal Fire
Utilities File Incident Reports in Latest California Wildfires
PG&E and Southern California Edison have filed incident reports with the California PUC related to the two largest wildfires burning in the state.
National Forest Service
PG&E Ends Probation as a ‘Menace to California,’ Judge Says
PG&E ended five years of probation, but the judge in charge of the case said the utility remains a danger to Californians in high fire-threat areas.
Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit
Judge Refrains from Adding Time to PG&E Probation
Federal prosecutors said they would not ask for an extension of PG&E's probation time based on California criminal charges.
PG&E Shuts off Power During Wind Storm but Limits PSPS
PG&E de-energized power lines in California as high winds and drought raised the risk of wildfires, but it was able to keep its latest PSPS more limited.
U.S. Forest Service/Lassen Natio
Dixie Fire Explodes, Burns Historic Town
A massive wildfire that Pacific Gas and Electric equipment is suspected of causing exploded overnight and destroyed the historic gold rush town of Greenville.
U.S. Forest Service/Lassen Natio
PG&E Faces New Criminal Charges, Wildfire Liability
PG&E said the Dixie Fire burning in Northern California could hurt its finances but denied it committed crimes in starting last year’s deadly Zogg Fire.

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